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Essence Cosmetics You Better Work! Length Definition Mascara

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Essence Cosmetics You Better Work! Length Definition Mascara product label collected on March 18, 2021 for safety according to the methodology outlined in our Skin Deep Cosmetics Database. We assess the ingredients listed on the labels of personal care products based on data in toxicity and regulatory databases, government and health agency assessments and the open scientific literature. EWG's rating for Essence Cosmetics You Better Work! Length Definition Mascara is 2.

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Data last updated: March 2021

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Contamination concerns
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair
CI 77499
Appeared as: CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES)

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA (WATER)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

Limited
BEESWAX
Appeared as: CERA ALBA (BEESWAX)

Fair

Limited

Fair

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited
MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX (CERA MICROCRISTALLINA)
Appeared as: CERA MICROCRISTALLINA (MICROCRYSTALLINE) WAX

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

None

• Use restrictions (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES and OXAZOLIDINE)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited

None

Limited

Fair

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited

• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Limited

Fair

Limited
ALCOHOL ETHOXYLATES (C11-15) SECONDARY
Appeared as: C11-15 PARETH-7

• Use restrictions (low)

None
ALCOHOL ETHOXYLATES (C12-13)
Appeared as: C12-13 PARETH-23

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

None

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

Some cosmetics companies have taken People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and Leaping Bunny animal-testing pledges. For consumers who are concerned about companies’ policies on animal testing, Skin Deep reports this information.

Unknown

Leading international certifiers PETA and Leaping Bunny have no information concerning this company’s use of animal testing.

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

AQUA (WATER), STYRENE/ACRYLATES/AMMONIUM METHACRYLATE COPOLYMER, CETEARYL STEARATE, JOJOBA ESTERS, CERA ALBA (BEESWAX), STEARIC ACID, GLYCERIN, COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX, PALMITIC ACID, POLYBUTENE, CERA MICROCRISTALLINA (MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX), CETYL PALMITATE, CETYL STEARATE, STEARYL STEARATE, STEARYL PALMITATE, AMINOMETHYL PROPANEDIOL, HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL, SYNTHETIC WAX, ACACIA SENEGAL GUM, PANTHENOL, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, TOCOPHEROL, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, DIVINYLDIMETHICONE/DIMETHICONE COPOLYMER, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE, METHYLPROPANEDIOL, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, BEHENIC ACID, SODIUM LAURETH-12 SULFATE, PHOSPHOLIPIDS, C11-15 PARETH-7, C12-13 PARETH-23, C12-13 PARETH-3, TETRASODIUM EDTA, PHENOXYETHANOL, POTASSIUM SORBATE, CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES).

Directions from packaging:

starting at the base of the lash line, wiggle wand back and forth, adding as many coats as you like until desired length and volume is achieved.

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